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Trends in Digital Gaming

Published on December 24, 2012, by in Gaming.

Digital Gaming is transforming at a tremendous pace. It is difficult for developers to come up with fixed formulae of success. Games are being developed for various digital spaces (online, mobile, consoles, tablets), opening multi-dimensional opportunities for developers. Research firm Ovum predicts that the digital gaming market, which comprises of online games played on the PC, console, or Smartphone, will double over the next five years to $53 billion. Statistics from Entertainment Software Association (Fig. 1) show the popularity of the gaming genres irrespective of the platform. Fig.1   Popular Trends in Gaming The gaming industry is popularly divided between two business models. 1) Free-to-Play Free-to-play (F2P) are games available free of cost for download/play on social media or mobile. The model was introduced in the form of multiplayer online games and helped to fight piracy. F2P further branched out to the Freemium model. Freemium model allows the player to avail and

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